We have been hearing a name in the Indian women’s cricket team not for years, but for decades, that name was Mithali Raj, but now her name will not be seen in the Indian cricket team, because she has announced her retirement. However, Mithali Raj’s achievements will be remembered for centuries, as she served Indian women’s cricket for a long time. In a way, she is Lady Sachin Tendulkar.
Like Sachin Tendulkar, Mithali Raj also played international cricket for more than 20 years. Although Sachin was successful in winning the World Cup, Mithali’s dream did not come true. Like Sachin, Mithali also holds the world record for scoring the most runs in women’s cricket. Mithali Raj has scored 10,868 runs in international cricket. At number two is the name of Charlotte Edwards (10,273) of England.
Mithali Raj did an amazing job of scoring a century in her debut One Day International match. In 1999, when she came to play cricket against Ireland as a teenager, she scored a century. She became the second player in India and the fourth in the world to do so. In the same match, Reshma Gandhi also scored a century while making her debut for India. Mithali is the only Indian woman cricketer to score a double century in Test cricket.
For your information, let us tell you that Mithali Raj is the first woman cricketer of India, who has been awarded with Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award and Khel Ratna Award. Mithali is also the highest run scorer in One Day International cricket. He has scored 7805 runs at an average of over 50. In T20I cricket, she has scored 2364 runs, while in Test cricket she has managed to score 699 runs at an average of 43.68.